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Chiropractor in Ottawa, and Functional Medicine
Specialist : Dr. Marc St-Denis

As a chiropractor in Ottawa and functional medicine specialist I take care of the whole person–in the most nurturing environment possible…

Ottawa Chiropractor and Functional Medicine Specialist, Dr. Marc St-Denis

Ottawa Chiropractor and Functional Medicine Specialist, Dr. Marc St-Denis

“Simply put, I was a skeptic,” remembers Ottawa chiropractor, Dr. St-Denis. “While in University I had been suffering because of several nagging sports-related injuries. I had been put on strong anti-inflammatory drugs which really upset my stomach. I was then referred to the school team orthopedic surgeon who was contemplating surgery. It was then that my mother suggested that I see her chiropractor. After a few short weeks, I was back competing at full capacity.”

“This was almost unbelievable,” continues Dr. St-Denis. “It was during my third year in University and I had been contemplating a career in physiotherapy or sports medicine. But my chiropractor took the time to explain the inherent ability of the body to heal itself when there is no nerve interference. That’s when I realized the enormous potential that chiropractic had to relieve human suffering well beyond simple sports injuries. I decided to dedicate my career to chiropractic.”

Education

Dr. St-Denis took an extra year at the University of Ottawa to complete all of his science prerequisites for admission into the chiropractic program. After 5 years he graduated with honours with a Bachelor in Physical Education minoring in Biochemistry. He was accepted at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1981.

“I was surprised at how demanding and rigorous the program was,” says chiropractor in Ottawa, Dr. St-Denis. Courses included biochemistry, neurology and pathology with a major emphasis on anatomy, human physiology, x-ray, diagnosis and chiropractic adjusting techniques just to name a few. A one-year clinical internship on patient care was also included at the school’s clinic. After graduating with honours in 1985, Dr. St-Denis returned home to establish his Ottawa chiropractic practice.

After just a few short years in practice, Dr. St-Denis noticed that, although well over 80% of people fully recover for all kinds of health challenges with chiropractic care, there were that smaller percentage that were somewhat resistant and had limited results. “That’s when my post-graduate studies revealed to me that nerve interference can also be caused by biochemical and psycho-emotional stress.

Certified in Homeopathy, Homotoxicology, Nutrition & Functional Medicine

I completed certification programs in Homeopathy, Homotoxicology and Nutrition to address these challenges.” Chiropractor in Ottawa, Dr. St-Denis is also certified in Functional Medicine which addresses biochemical problems such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, insulin resistance and toxicity among many other challenges which are cared for using a science-based, non-pharmaceutical approach.

“We often work with the practice member’s physician or specialist to maximize results. We are here to take care of the whole person in the most nurturing environment possible. The rewards of witnessing entire families literally getting their lives back is the most enriching our team can experience.”

Outside the office

Dr. St-Denis is married to Valerie. She is an orthotherapist, a Reiki master and certified lifestyle educator. They have two children: Geneviève and André, both whom were born at home and live an active, drug-free lifestyle. “We are a very active family,” explains Dr. St-Denis. “In the summer we enjoy cycling, playing golf and swimming at the cottage. The winter bring skiing and snowshoeing. Both children are also very involved in music.

“As a chiropractor in Ottawa, our lives very much follow the chiropractic lifestyle. Regular exercise, drinking pure filtered water, eating as much organic food as we can obtain, getting proper rest and relaxation, reading and watching positive and inspirational material as well as getting regular chiropractic care all contribute to reducing nerve interference and reaching our optimal and drug free health status”

“Thanks for visiting our site. I trust it can be a source of hope and healing. I have surrounded myself with a truly exceptional team which is dedicated to helping all children and adults — especially those who come to us as a last resort after all else has failed. I urge you to give our Ottawa office a call, or email me using the link below and let’s arrange a time to explore your options.


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